Les Mains du Terroir de Champagne – Printemps des champagnes 2019

14 April 2019 – One tasting, one Appellation, 16 personalities rooted in the multiplicity of terroirs of Champagne, 32 hands guiding each day the nature and the wines with respect and love. Under the beautiful sun of the season, the professionals from all over the world had rendez-vous with the unmissable group called Les Mains…

Champagne Pairing – Introduction

If champagne is considered as “the king of wines”, it has been gradually relegated to the rank of celebratory wine position. Too often neglected by connoisseurs in pairing for the benefit of other wines, few are the restaurants daring to venture on the path of champagne harmony on the table, preferring the moment of the…

Champagne Benoît Marguet – Printemps des champagnes 2019

April 13, 2019 – Let’s hit the road of Champagne, in the direction of Ambonnay on the king terroir of Pinot Noirs for an off event of the Printemps des Champagnes. It is there, on the hills of the Montagne de Reims in this Grand Cru village that a selection of wine professionals from all…

Champagne, Terroirs etC…– Printemps des champagnes 2018

2018 PRINTEMPS DES CHAMPAGNES TASTING 15th and 16th April 2018 – Amateurs, professionals of wine and journalists from all over the world joined the winegrowers of the association Champagne, Terroirs etC… for their annual Printemps des Champagnes tasting in Cercle Colbert in Reims. An event presenting the  vins clairs of the last harvest as well as…

Portrait of Sébastien Mouzon

VISIT AND TASTING AT CHAMPAGNE MOUZON LEROUX On the North-East hillside of the Montagne de Reims, there is a unique place where you can find a number of tortuous dwarf beech trees called Les Faux but out of the forest, the village of Verzy reveals other treasures… Some of them are crafted by a discreet…

Portrait of Antoine Paillard

VISIT AND TASTING AT CHAMPAGNE PIERRE PAILLARD The Pierre Paillard estate is in keeping with the tradition of the most prestigious champagne terroirs with a supplement of soul and heart: sustainable practices, cultivated here with conviction, love and good farmer sense. On their great terroirs of Bouzy, Antoine, his brother Quentin and their father Benoît,…

Portrait of Benoist and Isabelle Perseval

VISIT AND TASTING AT CHAMPAGNE PERSEVAL FARGE A broad grin on their face, they host the epicurean on a quest to find champagne goldsmithery… Isabelle and Benoist – proud of their inheritance – cultivate with sincerity, authenticity, pragmatism and determination ‘classic’ and ‘old’ grape varieties. Nestled in the slopes of the vineyard, in the heart of the wine-growing…

Portrait of David Léclapart

VISIT AND TASTING AT CHAMPAGNE DAVID LECLAPART Third generation on the estate, David Léclapart is a winegrower of Champagne with an atypical background who manages his vineyard with a lot of humility and following a biodynamic approach. Located between Châlons and Reims, we met at his house with this out of the ordinary winegrower of Trépail – a village…

Champagne Vocabulary

DO YOU SPEAK CHAMPAGNE ? Disgorgement, malolactic, Blanc de Blancs,… What is that language?  Champagne is a very specific wine. It has its own making process called Méthode Champenoise but is has also its own universe: sensations, emotions, flavors, images and of course its own vocabulary. Indeed, in order to describe the diversity of wines, there is a…